Watch: Pennsylvania Health Secretary Moved His Mother out of Nursing Home While Leaving Everyone Else to Die
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine recently made a shocking admission. She had decided to move her mother out of a local senior facility as soon as COVID-19 started to sweep through the area. She has been the state’s health secretary since 2017 and was the first transgender candidate to receive a Pennsylvania Cabinet appointment.
United States nursing homes are currently under siege, as Democratic policies force them back into these dangerous living situations. Dr. Levine was more than willing to make sure that her mother was safe, though. She did not care what happened to anyone else. The rest of the seniors were left to die, while her mother was safely quarantined at a local hotel.
One reporter decided to ask Dr. Levine about the decision. They wanted to know what message she was trying to send to the rest of the state by making this choice. There are thousands of people who are unable to make the same decision that Dr. Levine did. Of course, she did not have much to say to defend herself.
She was unwilling to speak from the heart on this one. Instead, she grabbed her canned remarks and leaned on a script that had been written ahead of time. Nothing lets the people of your state know that you care quite like refusing to speak off the cuff about something that is this meaningful.
Dr. Levine elected to play the semantics game, letting the reporter know that her mother actually resides at a personal care home. We are not sure what difference that makes but we’re not here to judge. Since these homes are operating under Department of Human Services regulation, as opposed to the Department of Health, Dr. Levine did not see any issue with the choice.
Her mother asked to be moved and she complied immediately. The doctor also went on to say that she was well qualified to make that decision for herself. In other words, she is letting everyone know that she is not going to take any level of responsibility for what has taken place here.
Meanwhile, there is more than enough outrage to go around. Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano took to the capitol steps, calling for her resignation. We’re not sure how Dr. Levine can justify this decision but it’s her cross to bear. Hopefully, she can still sleep at night.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the worst instincts of many Americans. People are more than happy to ignore the larger problems that are taking place, as long as they are getting what they want. There is also a wide range of folks who are not concerned about the virus because it is not currently having an effect on their lives.
While this is the sort of behavior that we have come to expect from certain citizens, the idea that a state health secretary would act this way is truly appalling. The least that she could do in this scenario is own her actions. Watching someone play with everyone’s intelligence like this is enough to make us upset and we’re not even Pennsylvania residents.
WATCH: PA Secretary of Heath admits own mother left senior facility while coronavirus swept nursing homes. Gov Wolf nowhere to be found pic.twitter.com/4LomqtQznA
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Making sure that your family members are safe at the expense of everyone else is about as low as it gets. While Mastriano’s rally did not have the desired effect, we hope that the rest of the state continues to apply lots of pressure. Maybe they can still force her to resign? We can only hope.
The Democratic party continues to hit new lows on an everyday basis. Every time that we think they have hit rock bottom, they simply grab another shovel and continue to dig. These are the same politicians that want you to believe that they are taking this virus with the utmost level of seriousness.
In reality, they were not willing to act until the problem was at their front doorstep. They can point the finger all they want but those who have been paying attention the whole time know better. It’s not too late for Dr. Levine to come back and admit to her wrongdoing, too. Unfortunately, this is not something that we are going to hold our breath about.
We feel for the Pennsylvania residents who have had to watch their older loved ones struggle in the wake of the virus’ spread. They now know that their elected officials do not have their back. It can’t be a good feeling at all. With any luck, they are going to have the chance to force Dr. Levine from her position before she is able to do any more damage.